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NBA star Derrick Rose donates $1 million to After School Matters program

By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:13 am September 24, 2014 Teens in Chicago’s After School Matters program will get a boost from the NBA’s Derrick Rose. The MVP and three-time Chicago Bulls All-Star is donating $1 million to the Chicago-based non-profit organization which is devoted to providing “innovative out-of-school programs for teenagers.”

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Marquis Govan could reshape Ferguson, and he’s just 11 years old


By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:14 am September 22, 2014 An 11-year-old Ferguson, Missouri youth is being hailed as a voice of change for the area after speaking out at a St. Louis City Council meeting. Marquis Govan has had enough, and took to the podium to express what he thinks needs to be done after the […]

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In Kansas City, ‘Buy Black’ movement gains progress


By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:03 am September 12, 2014 Black-owned business owners urged Kansas City’s African-American community to only shop at their businesses earlier this week. As part of the National Black United Front’s “Blackout Monday” initiative, the organization wants the community as a whole to take note of what’s happening in Ferguson, Missouri. 

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Queen Like Me: new children’s book tells stories of powerful black women

By BYP @blackyouthproj 3:56 pm July 21, 2014 There’s a new book available that seeks to empower young black girls. And it’s doing so by telling the true stories of 15 influential women from the past and present. Queen Like Me: The True Story of Girls Who Changed the World, chronicles the life and times […]

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Promoting literacy: Florida barbershop hands out books to young customers

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:20 pm July 17, 2014 If you go to Royal Touch Barbershop in Riviera Beach, Florida, you’ll get more than a haircut if you’re a young boy. Reggie Ross who owns the shop has boys and men reading books on various subjects such as culture, history, achieving success and college matriculation. Why? […]

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Video: Woman fired for speaking her mind, goes on to start own business

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:59 pm July 16, 2014 Yolanda Spivey’s claim to fame came after she published her wildly popular article about being an unemployed black woman. Frustrated with constant rejection, she changed her name to Bianca White, as well as her profile picture and voicemail to make her sound more and appear to be […]

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A list of empowering books for little black girls

By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:02 am July 2, 2014 It’s difficult for girls of color to build a healthy self esteem in this world. With images telling them that how they look isn’t quite good enough, it’s very important for little girls to have a great sense of self worth and empowerment about not just their […]

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‘Ban Bossy’ campaign seeks to empower young girls to become leaders

By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:10 am March 11, 2014 In an effort to reclaim the word “leader” for young girls, organizers of a new campaign are encouraging everyone to ban the word “bossy.” 

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Tamron Hall joins cast of ‘Today’ show

By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:35 pm February 24, 2014 NBC announced that Tamron Hall will be joining Today. The MSNBC anchor will join Natalie Morales, Willie Geist, and Al Roker as a co-host for the 9 a.m. hour of Today. 

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Beyoncé will be the highest paid black artist of all time after tour

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:12 pm February 21, 2014 After her Mrs Carter Show World Tour ends, Beyoncé will become highest paid black artist of all time. The pop star is expected to make well over $200 million dollars. 

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